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Today's News

  • News Notes

    Community Health Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spring and summer items will be available, all items will be 25 cents. Please bring your own bags; all donations can be dropped off at the administrative office in Jacksboro. For more information call 562-8325.

     

    The neighborhood resident organization of LaFollette Housing Authority will have a yard sale on April 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to set-up, the fee is $3 a space. For more information call (423) 377-5114.

     

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    March 21- March 25

     

    Franklin R. Riley to Jack R. Varnadoe and Colleen Varnadoe, Dist. 3, $325,000.

    Ayers LP to Charles Edward Morgan and Shirley Ann Morgan, Dist. 1, $18,000.

    TN Land Partners LLC to William W. Riley and Carolyn D. Riley, Dist. 1, $17,900.

  • School menu's

    Campbell County School Menu

    April 4- April 8

     

    Monday

    Chicken Wraps

    Cheddar Cheese Dressing

    Taco Salad

    Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese

    Sour Cream, opt.

    Steamed Corn

    Chilled Peach Slices

    Cookie   

     

    Tuesday

    Spaghetti w/meat sauce

    Chicken Pot Pie

    Garden Salad

    Green Beans

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    March 31 – April 9  

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving hamburger deluxe, French fries, pork and beans, cake

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hot dogs and hamburgers

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken sticks, French fries, slaw, peach cobbler w/ice cream  

  • Relay for Life events

    Relay 4 Life Bingo will be held March 31 at Jacksboro Middle School at 6 p.m.

     

    People’s Bank of the South will be holding a bake sale with the proceeds being donated to Relay 4 Life on April 1. Purchase a chance to win Super Twang tickets at People’s Bank of the South for $2 a chance.

     

  • Roadblock takes impaired drivers off the road

    Some folks learned the hard way on Friday night that drinking and driving doesn’t mix well.

    Just ask the people arrested on Friday night during a Governor’s Highway Safety Roadblock.

    Beginning at 9 p.m. officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department along with officers from LaFollette, Caryville and Jacksboro were joined by their counterparts from Cumberland County, Oneida, Roane County and Oak Ridge for the three-hour event.

  • Jacksboro election slated for Saturday

      

    Jacksboro residents will be heading to the polls on Saturday. Two alderman seats are up for grabs in the biennial election.

    According to Dean Sexton, Campbell County’s administrator of elections, turnout for early voting was “really light.” At the close of the early voting on Monday only 93 people had cast their ballots.

  • Sexton leaves 56 year sentence in tact

     

    Larry Rathbone’s case has been through just about every legal channel and back. And it has gotten him nowhere. A Campbell County jury convicted Rathbone for sexually abusing his son on multiple occasions. These multiple convictions netted the offender a 56 year prison sentence. When his case went to the state court of criminal appeals, the justices sent it back to Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton.

    Last week, defense attorney Robert Scott and Scarlet Ellis, assistant district attorney general argued the points of Rathbone’s sentencing again.

  • Board kicks of director interviews

     

    Board members are down to their short list for Campbell County’s next director of schools.

  • County audit reveals findings

     

    By JENNIFER CALDWELL

    jennifer@lafollettepress.com

     

    Former director of schools Dr. Michael Martin and federal projects director Karen Bundren have been gone since last October.

    But the results of their decisions are still being felt.

    The latest backlash came in the form of findings in the state comptroller’s audit.